Jets Receiving Trade Interest In Geno Smith?

Does Geno Smith have trade value? Apparently, there are at least a couple of teams out there with at least a little bit of interest in the Jets quarterback. There is “soft interest around the league in Smith,” according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.\

Teams have called the Jets to ask about their surplus players at a few different positions, including quarterback. Those types of calls are very common during this time of year when teams are trimming down from 90 to 75, then from 75 to 53. However, it’s interesting to note that some executives are intrigued by Smith despite his struggles in New York and his awful luck in 2015.

For his part, Smith said this summer that he will not rule out a future with the Jets in 2017 and beyond. The Jets, meanwhile, seem to have other plans at the position. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the starter this season and the Jets are hoping that rookie Christian Hackenberg will be the go-to guy down the line. That leaves Bryce Petty and Smith to battle over the primary backup spot and some reports have indicated that Petty has looked better than Smith so far this summer.

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6 comments on “Jets Receiving Trade Interest In Geno Smith?

  1. vinman66

    I agree! And the jets should offer who ever that is a 6 round draft pick

  2. Mark Ashby

    Manish Mehta is an idiot NY Daily News writer that has been writing articles to slander, and “de-value” Smith for 2 years now. The story of teams “showing soft interest” is a complete fabrication of the obvious.

    The jets have 4 QB’s, it is OBVIOUS that QB-needy teams inquire about the Jets “unusual” situation at the position. why would they (Jets) in turn trade the only other QB than Fitzpatrick (who’s not a sure sell either!) that has seen actual action?

    Geno Smith is a battle-tested QB that the Jets are going to hold on to, over QB’s that have not taken regular season snaps. Simple math!

    ….then again the “cut Geno” sentiment is coming from simple minds!

    • Jets fans everywhere

      I’m sure Mehta has tons of experience playing a coaching football. He thinks because someone pays him to write that he is smarter than all the Jets fans. Even those who have played and coached the game. Not to mention several ex players and coaches have the same complaints about Geno that the fans do. But the sports writers are smarter than us all…..


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